10 Natural Skincare Products for You (and Your Patients) to Use Every Day
With the average woman using 168 chemicals on their body every day1 and destinations like Hawaii looking to ban common sunscreens2 due to the negative impact chemicals like oxybenzone are having on their coral reefs, it’s more important than ever to be cautious about what you put in and on your body.
To help update your routine, we have put together a list of our top natural skincare products that can take you from morning to night – all free from parabens and other toxic ingredients so they’re better for you and the planet. Put your daily routine on autopilot with these great recommendations that protect against day-time pollutants and recharge sleepy skin.
- Morning – Cleanser
You might have been snoozing, but your skin has actually been awake and releasing toxins. Start your day off with a quality cleanser to clear your skin of any morning-after residue. Try Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk or MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Cleanser for gentle morning renewal.
- Morning – Serum
Serums are great for putting beneficial vitamins and antioxidants deeper into the skin that can help protect from daytime pollutants and free radicals. Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum is very popular or try Lotus Moon Willowherb Serum for skin that suffers from redness or acne.
- Morning – Moisturizer
Applying a light daytime moisturizer is a must for radiant, glowing skin. We love Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream Light or Bioelements Remineralist Daily Moisture for its lightweight feel that still delivers heavy hydration. Make sure moisturizer is fully absorbed before applying SPF sunscreen.
- Morning – Sunscreen
The best way to have great skin is to prevent damage from occurring in the first place – enter the MVP of any skincare routine. We luckily have options that protect without feeling oily. Our favorite weightless facial sunscreen is MyChelle Sun Shield with SPF 50. Apply directly to clean, dry skin for a perfect base under makeup, or over your moisturizer, once it’s absorbed.
- Nighttime – Cleanser
While you might be ready to sleep by the time night rolls around, you shouldn’t put your skin to bed before riding it of toxins, bacteria, and pollutants. Using a hydrating cleaner is especially helpful to lock in moisture. Try Bioelements Moisture Positive Cleanser or Coconut Water Sensitive Cleanser from Skin by Ann Webb.
- Nighttime – Exfoliator
At least twice per week find a time in your evening routine to exfoliate, which clears the way for your skin to absorb essential nutrients and repair itself while you sleep. Our all-time favorite for the lemon fresh scent is Suki’s Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser. For something a little stronger, try Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub.
- Nighttime – Serum
While resting, your skin is in a regenerative state, making it a great time to hydrate and regenerate. Episilk Pure Hyaluronic Acid helps your skin restore and retain lost moisture. MyChelle Remarkable Retinal Serum with natural retinol can penetrate the dermis and stimulate collagen production to promote healthy skin renewal.
- Nighttime – Face Cream
No matter what time of day, skin is always losing moisture. The solution? Try a rich moisturizer that will rehydrate gradually while you sleep like Derma E Vitamin C Intensive Night Cream or MyChelle Supreme Polypeptide Cream.
- Nighttime – Eye Cream
The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most fragile, making it require just a little more TLC. Look for something that protects from moisture loss to smooth out this delicate area. We like MyChelle Remarkable Retinol Eye Cream and Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream.
- All the time – Sunscreen
While these products concentrate on the face, it goes without saying that skin cancer doesn’t discriminate by location, making it of utmost importance to protect skin all over. Natural sunscreen has come a long way, with many lightened up formulas to choose from including Goddess Garden Everyday Sunscreen Spray or Badger’s SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Cream that is good for baby too!